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1980

JANUARY ECB LADDER LETTER RESUMES.

2/25  30-GAME CHALLENGE MATCH at BROAD HAVEN, PEMBROKESHIRE.

BILL EDWARDS VS GRAHAM F. DAVIES  5-3-22 DRAWS.

EDWARDS QUALIFIES AS CHALLENGER FOR THE BRITISH MATCH CHAMPIONSHIP HELD BY DEREK OLDBURY SINCE 1955.

2/25  DEATH OF ROBERT NEALY, A WELL KNOWN AND POPULAR AMERICAN PLAYER, WHO ONCE CLAIMED THE WORLD BLINDFOLD PLAYING CHAMPIONSHIP.

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SPRING.  FINISH OF 8TH INTERNATIONAL MAIL MATCH.

USA VS GREAT BRITAIN 18-7-63 DRAWS.

USA RETAIN THE PAYNE CUP.

4/26  BRITISH COUNTIES CHAMPIONSHIP CUP FINAL at BIRMINGHAM.

MIDDLESEX VS YORKSHIRE 5-3-8 DRAWS.

MIDDLESEX WIN TITLE. 

MAY?  3RD CLACTON-ON-SEA OPEN DRAUGHTS CONGRESS.

TOM LANDRY WINS TOURNEY.

5/12-15  NEW ZEALAND CHAMPIONSHIP at CHRISTCHURCH

J. DOWIE WINS TITLE.

5/26-30  FIRST HOME INTERNATIONALS at MORECAMBE - WON BY IRELAND

Pictured from left to right:
Jim O’ Dea, Arnold Fitzpatrick, Pat Molloy, John Sweeney, Con Mc Carrick,
Pat Mc Carthy,Frank Moran, Paddy Doyle, Jim Mc Carthy, Liam Stephens, Patsy Rodgers.

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8/18-23 32ND US  NATIONAL TOURNAMENT (3-MOVE) at LONGVIEW, TX.

ASA LONG AGAIN WINS TITLE OF AMERICAN 3-MOVE TOURNAMENT CHAMPION, HAVING LAST WON THE TITLE IN 1939, WHEN HE WAS ALSO THE RECOGNIZED 3-MOVE WORLD CHAMPION .

8/30    DEATH OF HERMAN RUDOLPH, 86 YEARS OLD. A VERY WELL KNOWN CROSSBOARD PLAYER AND ANALYST, WHO WAS MANY TIMES PENNSYLVANIA STATE CHAMPION, AS WELL AS WINNING MANY OTHER REGIONAL TITLES.

AUG.  DEATH OF EDDIE GIBSON. A STALWART OF SCOTTISH DRAUGHTS FOR ALMOST 60 YEARS, WITH HIS BEST TOURNAMENT PERFORMANCES IN THE 1930s.

9/13-14  ENGLISH AMATEUR CHAMPIONSHIP FINAL at BRISTOL.

JOHN GILLBARD BEATS BOB LANGLEY TO WIN THE TITLE AND THE ALEXANDER SHIELD.

9/22-26  24TH BRITISH OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP at ST PETER PORT, GUERNSEY.

TOM WATSON WINS TITLE.

10/25-29  2nd IRISH OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP at LIFFORD.

PAT  McCARTHY WINS TITLE.

12/28   DEATH OF KEITH TODD, 71 YEARS OLD, FROM ONEIDA, NEW YORK. HE WAS A VERY WELL KNOWN AMERICAN MAIL PLAYER, AND CONTRIBUTED MUCH TO THE PERIODICALS OF HIS DAY.

WINTER  LONDON CHAMPIONSHIP IS WON BY LEN CHANDLER FOR THE 4TH TIME.

 

 

 

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1981

3/14-15  4TH CLACTON-ON-SEA DRAUGHTS CONGRESS.

PAT McCARTHY WINS TOURNEY.

4/11   DEATH OF EDWIN F. HUNT, FORMER AMERICAN 3-MOVE TOURNAMENT CHAMPION, AND ONE TIME CHALLENGER FOR THE WORLD 3-MOVE MATCH CHAMPIONSHIP. DURING THE 1930'S, HUNT WAS CONSIDERED ONE OF THE FOREMOST AMERICAN CROSSBOARD PLAYERS, AS WELL AS AN EXPERT ANALYST.

SPRING   CORNWALL COUNTY CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT at ST AUSTELL.

JOHN GILLBARD WINS TITLE.

SPRING???  DEATH OF ELWYN JOHN REES, "EJR", OF LLANELLY, WALES. A NEWSPAPER COLUMNIST AND PROBLEMIST. IN THE 1920s HE WORKED IN DETROIT, MI, WHERE HE MADE FRIENDS WITH  NEWELL BANKS, GONOTSKY AND LIEBER.

5/18-29  WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH  3 MOVE.

MARION TINSLEY VS. ASA LONG 3-0-34 DRAWS at PETAL, MS.

TINSLEY RETAINS TITLE

5/25-29   ENGLISH OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP at MORECAMBE.

BILL EDWARDS WINS TITLE.

5/30  PATRICK MOORE, FAMOUS IN BRITAIN FOR HIS TELEVISION PROGRAMME ON ASTRONOMY, "THE SKY AT NIGHT", SETS A NEW WORLD RECORD BY PLAYING 149 GAMES SIMULTANEOUSLY at TWICKENHAM, LONDON.

HIS SCORE WAS 118-27-4 DRAWS.

6/22-26  3rd US NATIONAL FREESTYLE TOURNAMENT at SANFORD, NC.

DON LAFFERTY WINS TITLE.

SUMMER   LONDON CHAMPIONSHIP.

PAT McCARTHY WINS TITLE FOR THE FIRST TIME.

7/20-24  SCOTTISH OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP at ABERDEEN.

PAT McCARTHY WINS TOURNEY. 

9/26   DEATH OF JOHN CALDWELL, AGE 63, AFTER AN EXTENDED ILLNESS. HE WAS A FORMER AMERICAN MAIL-PLAY CHAMPION, AND ALSO A STATE CROSSBOARD CHAMPION IN ARKANSAS, NEW MEXICO AND TEXAS. HE WAS ALSO KNOW AS HAVING AMASSED ONE OF THE GREATEST LIBRARIES OF THE GAME'S LITERATURE TO EVER EXIST.

10/24-28  3rd IRISH CLOSED CHAMPIONSHIP at MONAGHAN.

PAT McCARTHY WINS TITLE.

11/21  BRITISH COUNTIES CHAMPIONSHIP CUP FINAL at BIRMINGHAM.

MIDDLESEX VS AVON  6-4-6 DRAWS.

MIDDLESEX WIN TITLE.

11/14-15  ENGLISH AMATEUR CUP FINAL at CLACTON-ON-SEA.

LESLIE BOYD VS BRIAN LUCAS  2-1-3 DRAWS.

BOYD WINS TITLE AND ALEXANDER SHIELD.

NOV.  IRVING CHERNEV'S "THE COMPLEAT DRAUGHTS PLAYER" IS PUBLISHED.

11/21  SCOTTISH JUNIOR OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP at DUNDEE.

BRIAN KILGOUR JR WINS TITLE. BILLY DOCHERTY IS RUNNER-UP.

12/31-  FIRST WORLD YOUTH CHAMPIONSHIP at BRISTOL.

JEFF WEBSTER (US CHAMPION) VS. ANDREW KNAPP (ENGLISH CHAMPION)  8-3-9 DRAWS. BOTH PLAYERS ARE AGED 15.

WEBSTER WINS TITLE.

DATE???  DEATH OF IRVING CHERNEV, AGED 81.

DATE??? DEATH OF WILLIAM MINTER STEEL (BORN 1900). A WELL-KNOWN PROBLEMIST AND ANALYST, HE WAS DRAUGHTS EDITOR OF THE NEWCASTLE WEEKLY CHRONICLE FROM 1928-1973.

 

 

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1982

3/29-4/2  BRITISH MATCH CHAMPIONSHIP.

DEREK OLDBURY VS. BILL EWARDS 5-2-11 DRAWS at CLACTON-ON-SEA .

OLDBURY RETAINS TITLE.

SEATED LEFT B. EDWARDS, RIGHT D. OLDBURY
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TOM WATSON, DAVID COOPER, CHRIS SAXTON, TOM LANDRY,

FRANK BURGESS SR. AND PHIL WILLIAMS.

3/14  A NEW WORLD RECORD WAS ESTABLISHED FOR SIMULTANEOUS PLAY BY CON McCARRICK at DUNDALK, IRELAND. HE PLAYED 154 PEOPLE, INCLUDING IRISH INTERNATIONAL PLAYERS, SCORING 136-1-17 DRAWS.

4/3-4  5TH CLACTON-ON-SEA DRAUGHTS CONGRESS.

BILL EDWARDS WINS TOURNEY.

SPRING.  LONDON CHAMPIONSHIP IS WON BY PAT McCARTHY

5/15  BRITISH COUNTIES CHAMPIONSHIP CUP FINAL at BIRMINGHAM

MIDDLESEX VS AVON  7-1-8 DRAWS.

MIDDLESEX RETAIN TITLE.

6/2  DEATH OF IRA MINNICH, AGE 82, OF PINE GROVE, PENNSYLVANIA. HE WAS A VERY WELL KNOWN PA. CHECKERIST FOR MANY YEARS

6/5  NOTTINGHAMSHIRE OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP at NOTTINGHAM.

PAT McCARTHY WINS TOURNEY.

SUMMER   CORNISH MATCH CHAMPIONSHIP.

JOHN GILLBARD VS G. VANSTONE  6-3-1 DRAW.

GILLBARD RETAINS TITLE.

7/18-23   25th BRITISH OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP at DUNDEE.

TOM WATSON WINS TITLE.

7/21   DEATH OF CLAYTON BEEBE, 68, OF PEORIA, IL. HE WAS A GREAT PROMOTER OF THE GAME, A MASTER STRENGTH CROSS BOARD PLAYER (MANY TIMES STATE CHAMPION OF ILLINOIS) AND A DEALER IN BOOKS AND SUPPLIES.

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THE ABOVE WAS SENT TO FORMER ACF MAIL PLAY DIRECTOR EARL HANGEN BY CLAYTON'S WIFE BLANCHE.
 

8/2-7  WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH - FREESTYLE.

DON LAFFERTY VS. DEREK OLDBURY (HOLDER) 1-0-23 DRAWS at ELIZABETHTOWN, KY.

LAFFERTY WINS TITLE.

8/8-14 33RD US NATIONAL TOURNAMENT (3-MOVE) at TUPELO, MS.

MARION TINSLEY, CURRENT WORLD CHAMPION, WINS TITLE OF AMERICAN  3-MOVE TOURNAMENT CHAMPION.

AUTUMN?  ENGLISH AMATEUR CHAMPIONSHIP IS WON BY DAVE HARWOOD.

10/9-15  FIRST ENGLISH OPEN GO-AS-YOU-PLEASE (i.e. FREESTYLE) CHAMPIONSHIP at BOURNEMOUTH.

BILL EDWARDS WINS TITLE.

10/23-27, 3rd IRISH OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP at KINGSCOURT, CO CAVAN

DEREK OLDBURY WINS TOURNEY.

11/6  ENGLISH OPEN YOUTH CHAMPIONSHIP at BRISTOL.

BRIAN KILGOUR JR WINS TITLE.

12/29  DEATH OF ALF G. HUGGINS, AGED 79. 

 

 

 

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1983

3/5-6  6TH CLACTON-ON-SEA DRAUGHTS CONGRESS.

PAT McCARTHY WINS TOURNEY.

4/1-4  FIRST BRITISH AND IRISH OPEN FREESTYLE CHAMPIONSHIP at LONDON.

PAT McCARTHY WINS TITLE.

5/7  BRITISH COUNTIES CHAMPIONSHIP FINAL at NOTTINGHAM.

YORKSHIRE VS MIDDLESEX  3-2-11 DRAWS.

YORKSHIRE WIN TITLE.

5/30  ACF DISTRICT 3 TOURNAMENT at MONROEVILLE, PA.

ED BRUCH WINS TOURNEY. TONY KOZENSKI WINS DISTRICT 3 TITLE. SELECT GAMES PUBLISHED IN THE KEYSTONE REVIEW  VOL. 15 NO. 3 AND SUBSEQUENT ISSUES.

5/30-6/3  ENGLISH OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP at SCARBOROUGH.

BILL EDWARDS WINS TITLE. 

6/11-15  4th US NATIONAL FREESTYLE TOURNAMENT at LEXINGTON, VA.

DON LAFFERTY, THE CURRENT FREESTYLE WORLD CHAMPION, RETAINS TITLE OF AMERICAN FRESTYLE TOURNAMENT CHAMPION.

7/11-15    4TH INTERNATIONAL MATCH .

US vs. GREAT BRITAIN & IRELAND 68-11-121 DRAWS at PETAL, MS., USA.

7/18-22  SCOTTISH OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP at STONEHAVEN.

JIMMY GRANT WINS TITLE. 

SUMMER.  ENGLISH AMATEUR CHAMPIONSHIP FINAL.

BRIAN LUCAS DEFEATS C. H. "BILL" BREWER TO WIN THE TITLE AND THE ALEXANDER SHIELD. 

9/10 NOTTINGHAMSHIRE OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP at NOTTINGHAM.

TOM LANDRY WINS TOURNEY.

10/21  DEATH OF JAMES MARSHALL, KIRKALDY, AGED 74. NOTED AS ONE OF THE STRONGEST PLAYERS EVER TO EMERGE FROM GREAT BRITAIN. HE WAS A SCOTLAND INTERNATIONAL AND WON NUMEROUS NATIONAL TITLES.

10/29-11/2  4th IRISH CLOSED CHAMPIONSHIPat WHITEGATE, CO CORK.

PAT  McCARTHY WINS TITLE.

11/12   ENGLISH OPEN YOUTH CHAMPIONSHIP at BRISTOL.

ROGER THOMPSON WINS TITLE.

12/9    DEATH OF EDWIN STRAYER, 74 YEARS OLD, OF SOUTH FORK, PENNSYLVANIA. "TED" WAS A WELL KNOWN  CROSSBOARD COMPETITOR, AND A VERY GENROUS SUPPORTER OF THE GAME IN PENNSYLVANIA.

12/24  DEATH OF JOHN M. NAPIER, EXETER, DEVON, AGED 78.

12/27-30  NORTHERN IRELAND OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP at CRUMLIN.

TOM LANDRY WINS TOURNEY. 

 

 

 

 

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1984

3/25, 6/10  OHIO STATE MATCH CHAMPIONSHIP.

LOUIS COWIE VS. GENE ZUBER 0-0-10 DRAWS at OBERLIN.

COWIE RETAINS TITLE. GAMES PUBLISHED IN THE KEYSTONE REVIEW, VOL. 16, NO. 4, JULY-AUGUST 1984.

4/28-29   ACF DIST. 6 TOURNAMENT at ROCKFORD, IL.

LAVERNE DIBBLE AND GENE ZUBER CO-CHAMPIONS.

SPRING.  BRITISH COUNTIES CHAMPIONSHIP CUP FINAL at NOTTINGHAM.

YORKSHIRE VS MIDDLESEX  7-3-6 DRAWS.

YORKSHIRE RETAIN TITLE.

4/14-15  7TH CLACTON-ON-SEA DRAUGHTS CONGRESS.

PAT McCARTHY WINS TOURNEY.

5/28-6/1  2ND HOME INTERNATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP at MORECAMBE - WON BY ENGLAND. THE OTHER COUNTRIES WERE REPUBLIC OF IRELAND (HOLDERS), SCOTLAND AND GUERNSEY. 

7/16-21 34th US NATIONAL TOURNAMENT (3-MOVE) at TUPELO, MS.

ASA LONG WINS TITLE.

6/25-29  WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH  FREESTYLE.

DON LAFFERTY VS. PAUL DAVIS  5-0-15 DRAWS at ELIZABETHTOWN, KY.

LAFFERTY RETAINS TITLE.

9/22-29   26th BRITISH OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT at RYDE, ISLE OF WIGHT, ENGLAND. THERE WERE 65 ENTRANTS.

ASA LONG WINS TITLE.

AUTUMN   WARWICKSHIRE CUP.

BOB LANGLEY BEATS TED COREY IN FINAL TO WIN THE CUP.

AUTUMN  CORNWALL COUNTY CHAMPIONSHIP IS WON BY JOHN GILLBARD.

10/27-31  4th IRISH OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP at DUBLIN.

TOM WATSON WINS TITLE.

11/10  ENGLISH OPEN YOUTH CHAMPIONSHIPS at BIRMINGHAM. A RECORD 65 ENTRIES.

ROGER THOMPSON RETAINS TITLE.

DEC.  DUBLIN OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP IS WON BY CON McCARRICK.

12/26-29  NORTHERN IRELAND OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP at CRUMLIN.

MAYNARD WHITESIDE WINS TITLE.

12/28-30  WELSH OPEN FREESTYLE CHAMPIONSHIP at CARDIFF.

BILL EDWARDS WINS TITLE.

 

 

 

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1985

FEB???   FLORIDA OPEN TOURNAMENT at ???

ED MARKUSIC AND RICHARD HALLETT TIE , WITH MARKUSIC FIRST ON HONOR POINTS.

2/28  DEATH OF ANDY RILEY, GRAYS, ESSEX (HE WAS ORIGINALLY FROM NEWCASTLE), AGED 73.  A STRONG CORRESPONDENCE PLAYER. HE DIED WHILE SITTING IN HIS FAVOURITE CHAIR WITH THE POSITION HE WAS STUDYING STILL ON THE BOARD.

3/30-31   ILLINOIS STATE CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT at ALTON, IL.

BOBBY MARTIN WINS TITLE.

3/16-17  8TH CLACTON-ON-SEA DRAUGHTS CONGRESS.

FRANK BURGESS  SR WINS TOURNEY.

4/5-8   2ND BRITISH AND IRISH OPEN FREESTYLE CHAMPIONSHIP at NOTTINGHAM.

BILL EDWARDS WINS TITLE. RUNNER-UP PAT McCARTHY.

4/11  DEATH OF C. H. "CHARLIE" JONES, SHEFFIELD, AGED 76. REPRESENTED YORKSHIRE FOR MANY YEARS.

4/20  DEATH OF BOB LANGLEY, SMETHWICK, AGED 52. A REGULAR MEMBER OF THE WORCESTERSHIRE COUNTY TEAM.

5/20-30   WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH  3-MOVE.

MARION TINSLEY VS. ASA LONG 6-1-28 DRAWS at PETAL, MS.

TINSLEY RETAINS TITLE. GAMES PUBLISHED IN "WORLD CLASS CHECKERS" BY ROBERT SHUFFETT.

5/27-31  ENGLISH OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP at ST PETER PORT, GUERNSEY.

BILL EDWARDS WINS TITLE

6/23-28  5th US NATIONAL FREESTYLE TOURNAMENT at NASHVILLE, TN.

DON LAFFERTY WINS TITLE.

7/22-26  61st SCOTTISH OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP at DUNDEE.

PAT McCARTHY WINS TITLE. 

SUMMER.  LONDON CHAMPIONSHIP IS WON BY PAT McCARTHY. RUNNER-UP IS JIM McCARTHY, HIS BROTHER.

SUMMER   SOUTHERN STATES TOURNAMENT at GILBERTSVILLE, KY.

3 WAY TIE FOR FIRST PLACE BETWEEN DON LAFFERTY, ELBERT LOWDER AND H.L. CRAVENS, WITH LAFFERTY FIRST ON HONOR POINTS.   

8/5-9  NORTHERN STATES TOURNAMENT at POUGHKEEPSIE, NY.

WON BY HAROLD FREYER.

8/9-10  ENGLISH AMATEUR CHAMPIONSHIP FINAL at DIDCOT.

KEN LOVELL VS SAM TREHEARNE  3-2-1 DRAW.

LOVELL WINS TITLE AND THE ALEXANDER SHIELD.

9/14  CANADIAN OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP at HAMILTON, ONT.

DR. LOUIS LAGER WINS TITLE.

AUTUMN?  CORNWALL COUNTY CHAMPIONSHIP IS WON BY BRIAN BAWDEN.

AUTUMN?  CORNISH MATCH CHAMPIONSHIP. JOHN GILLBARD BEATS ROY PENDRAY TO RETAIN TITLE. 

10/26-29  5th IRISH CLOSED CHAMPIONSHIP at LIFFORD.

HUGH DEVLIN WINS TITLE.

11/1  IN A LETTER TO THE ACF ELECTED OFFICERS, HOMER CALKINS ANNOUNCES HIS RETIREMENT AS ACF PRESIDENT AS OF JAN. 1, 1986. HE WOULD BE REPLACED BY LES BALDERSON.

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11/9  ENGLISH OPEN YOUTH CHAMPIONSHIPS at BIRMINGHAM.

JASON MAZZOCCHI WINS TITLE.

12/18   DEATH OF J. B. CRIDER, AGE 91, OF ALLEN PARK, MICHIGAN. HE WAS THE LAST SURVIVING PLAYER FROM THE OLD-TIMERS WHO COMPETED AT THE CEDAR POINT AND LAKESIDE TOURNAMENTS.

12/25  DEATH OF MILLARD HOPPER.  WRITER, PUBLISHER AND TOURING AMERICAN  EXHIBITION PLAYER DURING THE 1930'S-1940'S, HE WAS ONE OF THE MOST ARDENT SUPPORTERS OF THE GAME. HE COMPETED IN TWO  MATCHES WITH TOM WISWELL FOR THE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP AT FREESTYLE PLAY, LOSING IN 1951,2-7-27, AND DRAWING THE SECOND IN 1953, 2-2-26. ONE OF THE GREATEST NAMES IN AMERICAN CHECKER HISTORY.

DEC???  NORTHERN IRELAND OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP at CRUMLIN.

CON McCARRICK WINS TITLE.

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1986

FEB???  FLORIDA OPEN TOURNAMENT.

ELBERT LOWDER WINS TOURNEY.

JULES LEOPOLD BECOMES STATE CHAMPION.(RESIDENTS ONLY) AL TUCKER WINS MAJORS TOURNEY. E. WALLACE WINS MINORS TOURNEY.

SPRING   BRITISH COUNTIES CHAMPIONSHIP CUP FINAL at BRISTOL.

MIDDLESEX VS. AVON AND GLAMORGAN  4-2-10 DRAWS.

PAT Mc CARTHY VS. RICHARD PASK 0-0-2 DRAWS ON TOP BOARD.

MIDDLESEX WIN TITLE.

6/9-12  WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH-FREESTYLE.

DON LAFFERTY VS. JIM MORRISON 0-0-24 DRAWS at CAVE CITY, KY.

LAFFERTY RETAINS TITLE.

7/20-26  35th US NATIONAL TOURNAMENT (3-MOVE) at TUPELO, MS.

DON LAFFERTY WINS TITLE.

7/21-25   27th BRITISH OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP at ABERDEEN.

HUGH DEVLIN WINS TITLE.

JOAN CAWS WINS WORLD LADIES CHAMPIONSHIP

The first Women's World Championship Tournament was held in 1986 during the British Open at Aberdeen. Joan Caws from the Isle of Wight won the title in fine style without losing a game and thus became the first official Women's or Ladies World Champion.

There were four contenders as follows:

1st    Joan Caws          England      6 points

2nd   Brenda Davis      Ireland        4 points

3rd   Ciara McCauley  Ireland        2 points

4th    Ina Napier            Scotland    0 points

 

JOAN CAWS
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9/1    PENNSYLVANIA STATE "OPEN"  CHECKER CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT at STATE COLLEGE.

ELBERT LOWDER WINS TOURNEY. FERNIE MOFFETT WINS STATE TITLE.

9/2-   WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH  11 MAN BALLOT.

RICHARD HALLETT VS. DEREK OLDBURY 4-3-13 DRAWS.

HALLETT WINS TITLE.

9/21   DEATH OF JACK JOHNSON, OF OSHAWA, ONTARIO, CANADA. HE WAS THE REIGNING WORLD MAIL PLAY CHAMPION AT THE TIME OF HIS PASSING.

10/27-11/1  5th IRISH OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP at DUBLIN.

BILL EDWARDS WINS TOURNEY.

11/8  ENGLISH OPEN YOUTH CHAMPIONSHIPS at BIRMINGHAM.

12/13   MARION TINSLEY LEAVES MIAMI FOR A TEN DAY EXHIBITION TOUR OF BARBADOS.

12/27-31   NORTHERN IRELAND OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP at CRUMLIN.

HUGH DEVLIN WINS TITLE. 

WINTER. ENGLISH AMATEUR CHAMPIONSHIP FINAL.

ANDREW KNAPP VS JOHN JOLLIFF 3-2-1 DRAW.

KNAPP WINS TITLE AND ALEXANDER SHIELD.

 
"You just don't know how good this man is."
RON KING, EXPLAINING TO HIS COUNTRYMEN WHY HE COULD NOT DEFEAT MARION TINSLEY 
 
 

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1987
3/21-22   10TH CLACTON-ON-SEA OPEN CONGRESS.
PAT McCARTHY WINS TOURNEY.
4/6-10   FLORIDA OPEN TOURNAMENT at ST. PETERSBURG.
ROBERT JONES WINS MASTER DIVISION. EZRA ROLADER WINS MAJOR DIVISION.
4/17-20  3rd BRITISH AND IRISH OPEN FREESTYLE CHAMPIONSHIP at MORECAMBE.
TOM WATSON WINS TITLE. 2ND IS PAT MCCARTHY, 3RD IS BILL EDWARDS.
5/2  BRITISH COUNTIES CHAMPIONSHIP CUP FINAL at DERBY.
MIDDLESEX VS WEST MIDLANDS 6-6-4 DRAWS.
MIDDLESEX WIN TITLE BY BOTTOM BOARD ELIMINATION.
5/25-30, 1ST ICHF INTERNATIONAL INVITATIONAL TOURNAMENT at PETAL, MS. USA.
ASA LONG WINS TOURNEY.
6/22-26  6th US NATIONAL FREESTYLE  TOURNAMENT at DALLAS.
ELBERT LOWDER WINS TITLE.
7/20-24  62nd SCOTTISH OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP at KIRKWALL, ORKNEY.
TOM WATSON WINS TITLE.
8/7- 9  US NATIONAL JUNIOR TITLE MATCH.
RICHARD BECKWITH VS. H. CHOW 7-6-7 at DECATUR, IL.
BECKWITH WINS TITLE
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8/9-22   WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH  3 MOVE.
MARION TINSLEY VS. DON LAFFERTY 2-0-36 DRAWS at ICHF,
PETAL, MS.
TINSLEY RETAINS TITLE.GAMES PUBLISHED IN "WORLD CLASS CHECKERS" BY ROBERT SHUFFETT.
9/28-10/2   ENGLISH OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP at RYDE, ISLE OF WIGHT.
BILL EDWARDS WINS TITLE. 
9/28-   WORLD LADIES MATCH CHAMPIONSHIP.
JOAN CAWS (ENGLAND) VS. FAYE CLARDY (USA)  6-5-8 DRAWS at RYDE, ISLE OF WIGHT.
CAWS RETAINS TITLE.
10/7  DEATH OF VICTOR MONTIERO, AGE 91. HE WAS A WELL KNOWN AMERICAN CROSSBOARD MATCH AND TOURNAMENT PLAYER, HAVING COMPETED FOR MANY DECADES.
10/24-28   6th IRISH CLOSED CHAMPIONSHIP at CARLOW.
PAT  McCARTHY WINS TOURNEY. 2ND HUGH DEVLIN, 3RD PADDY DOYLE.
11/14 ENGLISH OPEN YOUTH CHAMPIONSHIPS at BIRMINGHAM.
STUART NUTTALL WINS TITLE.
12/28-31  NORTHERN IRELAND OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP at CRUMLIN.
PAT McCARTHY WINS TITLE. 2ND HUGH DEVLIN, 3RD TOM WATSON.
DATE??? 11 MAN BALLOT MATCH.
ELBERT LOWDER VS. RICHARD HALLETT (REIGNING CHAMPION) 4-2-13 DRAWS at NEW YORK.
DATE??? LONDON CHAMPIONSHIP.
PAT McCARTHY WINS TOURNEY.
DEC.  ENGLISH AMATEUR CHAMPIONSHIP FINAL.
BILL HALSEY VS SAM TREHEARNE 1-0-9 DRAWS.
HALSEY WINS TITLE AND THE ALEXANDER SHIELD.
WINTER.  END OF 9TH INTERNATIONAL MAIL MATCH.
GREAT BRITAIN VS USA  17-11-68 DRAWS.
GB WIN THE PAYNE CUP.
 
 
 
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1988

3/19-20  11TH CLACTON-ON-SEA CONGRESS.

JIM O'BRIEN SR WINS TOURNEY. 2ND CON McCARRICK, 3RD PAT McCARTHY.

APRIL.  CORNWALL COUNTY CHAMPIONSHIP IS WON BY JOHN GILLBARD.

4/16 BRITISH COUNTIES CHAMPIONSHIP CUP FINAL.

YORKSHIRE VS ESSEX  4-3-9 DRAWS.

YORKSHIRE WIN TITLE.

SPRING.  LONDON CHAMPIONSHIP IS WON BY PAT McCARTHY. RUNNER-UP IS JIM McCARTHY.

5/30-6/3  HOME INTERNATIONALS at MORECAMBE - WON BY ENGLAND.

7/10-16  36th US NATIONALTOURNAMENT (3-MOVE) at DANVILLE ,VA .

PAUL DAVIS WINS TITLE OF AMERICAN 3-MOVE TOURNAMENT  CHAMPION. THIS VICTORY WOULD EARN DAVIS A CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH WITH MARION TINSLEY.

RESULTS 1988 US 3-MOVE NATIONAL TY
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9/26-30   28th BRITISH OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP at GUERNSEY.

DEREK OLDBURY  WINS TITLE. 2ND PAT McCARTHY, 3RD BILL EDWARDS.

10/29-11/1   6TH IRISH OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP at DUBLIN.

PAT McCARTHY WINS TITLE. 2ND RON KING, 3RD TOM WATSON.

11/5  CHARLES WALKER SETS A NEW WORLD RECORD FOR SIMULTANEOUS PLAY at NEW ORLEANS. HE PLAYED 201 PEOPLE IN 8 HOURS AND 50 MINUTES, WITH A SCORE OF 189-0-12 DRAWS. (PREVIOUS RECORD WAS 177 BOARDS)

11/12  ENGLISH OPEN YOUTH CHAMPIONSHIPS at BIRMINGHAM.

STUART NUTTALL WINS SENIOR SECTION TITLE.

WINTER.  ENGLISH AMATEUR CHAMPIONSHIP FINAL.

ERIC WELSBY VS GILBERT VANSTONE 2-0-2 DRAWS.

WELSBY WINS TITLE AND THE ALEXANDER SHIELD.

WINTER. ABERDEEN CHAMPIONSHIP.

JIMMY GRANT VS RONNIE WINTON  1-0-5 DRAWS IN FINAL.

GRANT WINS TITLE.

 

 

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1989

2/13-17  FLORIDA OPEN at ST. PETERSBURG, FL.

ED BRUCH WINS TITLE. 

MARCH.  TENNESSEE OPEN TOURNAMENT at NASHVILLE.

HUGH BURTON WINS TOURNEY.

3/25-27-  4th BRITISH & IRISH FREESTYLE CHAMPIONSHIP at HOWTH, CO. DUBLIN, IRELAND.  

HUGH DEVLIN WINS TITLE.

3/25-27  KENTUCKY OPEN  at GILBERTSVILLE ,KY.

JIM MORRISON WINS TITLE. 

3/18-19   12TH CLACTON-ON-SEA CONGRESS.

PAT McCARTHY WINS TOURNEY.

SPRING.  ORKNEY CHAMPIONSHIP IS WON BY ALEXANDER BEWS.

5/22-26  ENGLISH OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP at WESTON-SUPER-MARE.

TOM WATSON WINS TITLE. 2ND BILL EDWARDS, 3RD TOM LANDRY.

5/29-6/3   WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH  FREESTYLE.

DON LAFFERTY VS. ELBERT LOWDER 4-3-16 DRAWS at ICHF, PETAL, MS.

LAFFERTY RETAINS TITLE.

6/12-15   NORTHERN STATES TOURNAMENT at WAUSEM, OH.

ELBERT LOWDER WINS TITLE.

6/4-17    WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH  3-MOVE.

MARION TINSLEY VS. PAUL DAVIS  10-0-20 DRAWS at ICHF, PETAL, MS.

TINSLEY RETAINS TITLE

6/26-30   7th US NATIONAL FREESTYLE TOURNAMENT at TUPELO, MS.

RON KING WINS HIS FIRST US NATIONAL TOURNAMENT, AND EVENTUALLY MOVES ON TO BECOME ONE OF THE MOST SUCCESSFUL AND DOMINATING PLAYERS IN THE HISTORY OF ORGANIZED CHECKERS/DRAUGHTS.

7/17-21  SCOTTISH OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP at THURSO.

TOM WATSON WINS TITLE. 2ND PAT McCARTHY, 3RD TOM LANDRY.

7/24-28 SOUTHERN TOURNAMENT at HOT SPRINGS, ARKANSAS.

RICHARD HALLETT WINS TOURNEY. 2ND WAS RON KING.

SUMMER??? NORTH CAROLINA OPEN at ???

RON KING WINS TOURNEY.

SUMMER??? TENNESSEE OPEN at NASHVILLE ,TN.

HUGH BURTON WINS TITLE.

8/9-15   FIRST COMPUTER OLYMPIAD  at PARK LANE HOTEL IN LONDON.

CHINOOK PROGRAM WINS TITLE.

8/12-13 TENNESSEE STATE TOURNAMENT (CLOSED) at ???

GENE LINDSEY WINS TITLE.

8/21  DEATH OF EZRA ROLADER. ROLADER WAS AN AMERICAN CHECKERIST,AND A VERY STRONG CROSS BOARD PLAYER, HAVING WON THE CHAMPIONSHIP OF GEORGIA SEVERAL TIMES. HE WAS ALSO KNOWN AS A GREAT SUPPORTER OF THE GAME.

9/9-10  OHIO CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT at LORAIN.

BILL SCHUMANN WINS TOURNEY.

9/9-10  GEORGIA STATE OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT at CALHOUN.

GENE LINDSAY WINS TOURNEY. ERNIE STEPHENS WINS STATE TITLE. MINOR DIVISION WON BY T. STEGALL.

10/2-6   5th INTERNATIONAL MATCH  USA VS. GB & IRELAND.

51-11-138 DRAWS at WESTON-SUPER-MARE, ENGLAND.

10/12  DEATH OF JOE CHARLES, AGED 76.

OCT.  WORLD LADIES MATCH CHAMPIONSHIP. 

JOAN CAWS VS. PATRICIA BREEN 6-6-8 DRAWS at WESTON-SUPER-MARE.  

JOAN CAWS RETAINS TITLE.

10/14 BRITISH COUNTIES CHAMPIONSHIP CUP FINAL at DIDCOT.

MIDDLESEX VS WEST MIDLANDS  5-0-13 DRAWS.

MIDDLESEX WIN TITLE.

10/22   CITY OF 29 PALMS CHECKER TOURNAMENT.

AL KOPKO WINS TOURNEY.

10/27-29  ACF DISTRICT 4 TOURNAMENT at SHELBY, NC.

MASTER TOURNEY WON BY LES BALDERSON. MAJOR TOURNEY WON BY PAUL COGGINC AND MARVIN LEDBETTER/TIED.

10/28-31  7th  IRISH CLOSED CHAMPIONSHIP at LIFFORD.

CON McCARRICK WINS TITLE. 2ND M. HANNIGAN, 3RD M. WHITESIDE.

AUTUMN?   ENGLISH AMATEUR CHAMPIONSHIP FINAL.

COLIN JEFFRIES VS. JOAN CAWS  2-1-5 DRAWS.

JEFFRIES WINS TITLE AND THE ALEXANDER SHIELD. 

FALL???  WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH  11 MAN BALLOT.

ELBERT LOWDER (USA) VS. HUGH DEVLIN (IRELAND) 6-1-9 DRAWS at ICHF, PETAL, MS. 

LOWDER RETAINS TITLE.

11/11  ENGLISH OPEN YOUTH CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENTS at BRISTOL.

M. PENNY WINS SENIOR SECTION TITLE (UNDER-18s)

CHRIS THEARLE WINS FIRST PLACE (UNDER-14s).

11/11-12   KENTUCKY OPEN TOURNAMENT at GILBERTSVILLE.

BILL STEWART WINS MAJOR TOURNEY. RUSSELL DENNIS WINS MINOR TOURNEY.

11/25-26  ACF DISTRICT 5 TOURNAMENT at TUPELO, MS.

JAMES CLARDY WINS DISTRICT 5 CHAMPIONSHIP .

MINOR DIVISION WON BY WADE HOLDER, JR.

11/24-26  SOUTHERN STATES MATCH CHAMPIONSHIP.

ELBERT LOWDER VS. HUGH BURTON 3-0-8 DRAWS at TUPELO, MS.

LOWDER WINS TITLE.

11/25  13TH ANNUAL THANKSGIVING OPEN TOURNAMENT at MINOT, ND.

MAJOR TOURNEY WON BY BOB KENNEDY. MINOR TOURNEY WON BY MORRIS CHERNESKEY.

NOV???  SOUTH DAKOTA CHECKER TOURNAMENT at WATERTOWN.

FRED FIELBELKORN WINS TOURNEY.

DATE??? WORLD INVITATIONAL TOURNAMENT  at THE ICHF,PETAL, MS.

DEREK OLDBURY WINS TOURNEY. 

NOV.  INVITATIONAL TEAM TOURNAMENT.

USA VS. USSR 34-5-25 at KIEV, USSR.

(US TEAM - M.Tinsley, A.Long, N.Wexler and T.Laverty) 

12/7  DEATH OF GEORGE STARRS, DUNDEE. ONE OF SCOTLAND'S BEST ORGANISERS AND A POPULAR CHARACTER.

12/29  DEATH OF JOE BASSETT, AGE 86, AT PHILADELPHIA, PA. BASSETT WAS A WELL KNOWN PENNSYLVANIA CROSSBOARD PLAYER, COMPETING AT MANY PA. STATE TOURNAMENTS.

12/29-30    2nd WELSH OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP FREESTYLE at RUTHIN.

D. ROBERTS WINS TOURNEY.

1989 ACF INTER-DISTRICT MAIL PLAY-OFFS WON BY VERNON DOWSEY.

 

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